In the wake of the situation caused by Covid-19 pandemic due to the second wave of coronavirus in the country, several states have cancelled their Class 10 board exams taking students’ well-being into account. The states have decided to promote class 10 students into the next higher level based on their own board’s assessment criteria. The move by the state boards came after the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) in April announced cancellation of class 10th board exams for 2020-2021 academic session.
Several state boards including Chhattisgarh, Himachal Pradesh, Odisha, Maharashtra and Telangana have also cancelled the board exams of Class 10 due to Covid-19 pandemic. While few state boards have announced their assessment criteria, others are yet to do the same.
Let’s look at how different boards are assessing class 10 students:
CBSE: While announcing the cancellation of class 10 exams in April, the CBSE board had said that it will follow “an objective” criterion for assessment. On May 1, the board in its notification announced the criteria according to which the students will be assessed out of maximum 100 marks for each subject — 80 marks for year-end board…